A superb collection of advice for tying flies for the toughest fish and strategies for fishing them. Noted commercial tier, Rich Strolis, shares his most effective patterns as well as the inspiration behind them to help anglers develop their own flies. Catching Shadows features dry flies, emergers, nymphs, and streamers for all seasons and includes several favourite custom flies, including the Rock Candy Larva, the Headbanger Sculpin, and the Shucked Up Emerger. It also covers a wide variety of tying materials from the newest synthetics to traditional natural materials. Here you will learn how to fine-tune your own flies and tie patterns for any situation.
- Learn how to fine-tune your own flies and tie patterns for any situation
- Features dry flies, emergers, nymphs and streamers.
- Includes several favourite custom flies – Rock Candy Larva and Shucked up Emerger
- Covers a wide variety of tying materials from the newest synthetics to traditional natural materials
- Author is a signature tier for the Montana Fly Company and his patterns have appeared in many national publications
- Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 600 colour photographs
Rich Strolis started as a guide on the popular Farmington and Housatonic Rivers in Connecticut. He later transitioned to commercial tying, speaking engagements, and teaching many facets of both fly fishing and fly tying. His fly patterns, although based out of the Northeast, have a strong following and relevancy across the globe. He is a signature tier for the Montana Fly Company and his patterns have appeared in many national publications, including Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, and more. He lives in Connecticut, USA. You can follow his work at his website, www.catching-shadows.com.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish and Strategies for Fishing Them ISBN 9780811713290 Author Rich Strolis Binding Hardback Extent 280 x 216mm, 224 pages Illustrations 600 colour photographs Ebook No
"Illustrated in colour throughout, the book’s stunning brownie photography is complemented by pictures of several natural insects, which prove helpful in showing what certain features of the artificial versions are getting at. Catching Shadows is extremely thorough in analysing the way ‘deadly’ patterns are put together and how they are fished to their best effect. As Thomas Ames notes in the book’s introduction, “Rich is writing not just for anglers who like to tie their own flies. He is writing for fly designers as well.” Catching Shadows is something of a rarity in this day and age – real value for money." Jeffery Prest, Trout Fisherman magazine (Read the full review here)
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